Sen. Mitt Romney is getting a lot of attention (and applause) Wednesday night, speaking directly after Sen. Josh Hawley, who objected to the certification of the election.

Strong words.

As we said, applause broke out from both Democrats and Republicans, and as always happens, the Republican who either lost the election or is no longer in office gains strange new respect.

That’s Politico’s chief political correspondent.

And now even Kurt Eichenwald is applauding the guy who was going to put y’all back in chains.

For real, even punk band The Dead Kennedys thanked Romney:

We know of at least one senator who decided not to object after today’s events: